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Discrimination is any situation in which a group or individual is treated differently based on something other than individual reason, usually their membership in a socially distinct group or category. It can be viewed as favorable or unfavorable, depending on whether a person receives favors or opportunities, or is denied them. Discrimination can be defined as "any denial of equal access to public opportunity." Such discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin is common even though there are signs that it is on the decrease. It is essentially one indivisible problem, and it is widespread and pervasive.

One of the most pervasive forms of discrimination in the United States is directed toward racial groups. Racial discrimination is a disease of white society, curable only by white society's acknowledgement of the illness. It takes various forms.

People are different and for that reason they have different cultures and have different preferences.

We have heard and have been part of a discussion when a person hates somebody else and discriminates him because of the color of his skin, which is so unfair. We all know that, but the problem is that we do not want to accept that!

White people have this opinion that they are way too good for Black or Hispanic people. I do not know why! Just because their color is white doesn't mean that they are as white inside as outside! We have been part of a fight when two guys discriminate each other, offending each other using their whole dirt dictionary and there is no reason for that! They like it!

In USA people used to be racist since years ago. They used to treat Black people like slaves, using them for their needs, but now everything changed. Well, the only thing...